APQP - Quality

Whether you need an introduction or a deep dive into the APQP methodology, AirBusiness Academy has expert trainers available all around Europe to deliver in several languages. This training has a proven track record across multi-functional teams within Airbus and through our open course dates, it is now available to the international supply chain. Why wait? Join our APQP training today!


Who should attend?

  • Engineering
  • Project Managers or Work Package Leaders
  • Programme Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Business Development Managers


How will I benefit?

This course will enable you to:

  • Identify and understand key factors that can strengthen your Quality Management System
  • Discover and increase your knowledge of Quality tools
  • Learn how to use Quality methods to enhance customer satisfaction and achieve business success
  • Understand how to deploy APQP methodology
  • Understand APQP approach and related processes
  • Carry out assessments of Key Business Deliverables from the Airbus APQP model


What does the course cover?

  • Presentation of the Quality Standards that drive the APQP approach (FMEA, MSA, Control Plan) and the related benefits
  • Hands-on exercise to provide timely practice, implement these quality tools and deepen participant's understanding and decision-making ability


Duration: 6 hours


Course fee:


Who should attend?

Employees with an active role in the application and/or setting-up of APQP methodology.

  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain Quality
  • Product Building Block Leader
  • Project Managers
  • Program Quality Mangers
  • Quality Responsible
  • APQP Leader
  • Key Business Deliverable Asessor
  • Quality Assurance: QLS, QCM….


What are the learning objectives?

By completing this training the participant will:

  • Understand APQP Model and Process
  • Be able to deploy APQP methodology
  • Carry out assessments on the elements of APQP
  • Be able to deliver awareness training to Deliverable Owners


Course content

This training is a serious game, called STAR RACE, played in 3 rounds.

In the first round, you will learn and understand how to:

1. Perform a risk analysis and a work package/product building block selection

2. Choose your multifunctional team


In the second round, you will learn and understand how to:

1. Select Key Business deliverables (KBD)

2. Build a Quality Plan Timing (QPT) that is robust and key to your success


In the third round, you will learn and understand how to:

1. Assess your KBDs

2. Monitor and manage risks.


The serious game closure is collaborative and emphasises progress sharing and the identification of decision criteria to trigger escalation early on. During the conclusion, time is spent on lessons learnt and the environment needed to foster and implement APQP methodology.



  • Basic knowledge of Quality tools or Core Tools (PPS/ Root Cause Analysis, FMEA)


Duration: 1 day

Course fee:

Who should attend?

APQP leaders from

  • Supply Chain Quality
  • Program Quality 
  • Manufacturing Engineering


  • APQP fundamentals or Video learning of APQP practitioner
  • Notions of quality core tools


What are the learning objectives?

  • Provide a robust foundation for future APQP Leaders and help to develop their confidence and autonomy
  • Gain a deeper understanding of implementation steps and be able to transfer knowledge to your team
  • Align with the APQP international standard and benefit from Airbus lessons learnt
  • Assess gaps in the implementation plan and define tailored action plans


Course content

  • Participants will present, select and facilitate key APQP deliverables
  • APQP model and implementation steps overview
  • How to manage a Kick Off session and element applicability matrix
  • How to facilitate and lead workshops such as; Quality Plan Timing workshop, Decision Tree analysis, Element Applicability Selection
  • How to assess KBDs and report on progress
  • Finding the appropriate argumentation to explain and communicate about APQP


Duration: 3 days

Dates and venue:

Course fee:

  • Classroom course - €1,200 per person (All prices excluding V.A.T - see below for cancellation policy)
  • Virtual classroom - €1,050 per person (All prices excluding V.A.T - see below for cancellation policy)
  • In-house session - Contact us using the below form or by sending a message to business@airbusiness-academy.com

(All prices excluding V.A.T)

Full payment must be received 4 weeks prior to the session unless training is funded by an OPCA (applicable to France only).




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